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Closed house in La Plata, Argentina by felipe gonzalez arzac

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

Article source: felipe gonzalez arzac

“Architecture is inhabited sculpture” is one of the phrases of the prestigious Romanian artist Constantin Brancusi. It has to do with one of the premises of the work philosophy of the architect Felipe Gonzalez Arzac, and the housing that we share in images.


  • Architects: felipe gonzalez arzac
  • Project: Closed house
  • Location: City Bell – La Plata, Argentina
  • Land Area: 1.125 m2
  • Project Area: 190 M2
  • Year of The Project:  2016
  • Year of Construction: 2017


Suburban House in Buenos Aires, Argentina by BESONÍAS ALMEIDA

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

Article source: BESONÍAS ALMEIDA

The place

This is a plot of land located in a town belonging to the second belt of the Buenos Aires outskirts. This is a traditional area of farmhouses that, after the construction of the Western Highway, is being gradually converted and transformed into a permanent living area. In this semi-rural environment, with very few neighboring buildings, the project had to be conceived without all the information that a well-established neighborhood provides.


  • Architects: BESONÍAS ALMEIDA
  • Project: Suburban House
  • Location: Francisco Álvarez, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Design and Project Management: Arch. María Victoria Besonías, Arch. Guillermo de Almeida
  • Collaborators: Arch. Diorella Fortunati, Hernán de Almeida
  • Land Area: 595sqm
  • Built Area: 85sqm
  • Construction Year: 2017


BHMM house in Alicante, Spain by Estudio JI Arquitectos

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

Article source: Estudio JI Arquitectos

A house facing the Mediterranean and the River Algar …

The idea is to create a diaphanous but convertible space where moments dedicated to private and public can be regularly available to its owner.

This requires an only centerpiece storage structure that organizes public and private space. The other parts that serve the house (kitchen, toilets, etc …) are “assembled” with the main piece to complete a “mechanism volumes” through which it circulates and whose relationship to each other configures the living spaces (1 bedroom suite, a multifunctional space, living room …).

Image Courtesy © Estudio JI Arquitectos


Sawmill in California by Olson Kundig

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

Article source: Olson Kundig

Set in the harsh high desert of California, Sawmill is a family retreat embedded into the tough, scrubby landscape. Sawmill harnesses the challenges and opportunities of its remote site, emphasizing sustainable strategies and reclaimed materials. Demonstrating that high design can also be high performance, Sawmill is a net-zero home that operates completely off the grid.

Image Courtesy © Gabe Border and Kevin Scott / Olson Kundig

  • Architects: Olson Kundig
  • Project: Sawmill
  • Location: California, USA
  • Photography: Gabe Border and Kevin Scott / Olson Kundig
  • Design Principal: Tom Kundig, FAIA
  • Project Manager: Elizabeth Bianchi Conklin, AIA, LEED® AP BD+C
  • Project Size: 4,170 SF
  • Completed: 2014


Skygarden House in Toronto, Canada by DUBBELDAM Inc.

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

Article source: DUBBELDAM Inc. 

Situated on a narrow lot in an older Toronto neighbourhood, the Skygarden House provides outdoor living spaces on multiple levels to address the owners’ desire for a better connection to the home’s natural surroundings. The owners used to spend their weekends at a home in the country, located next to a stream and surrounded by trees. For their new urban home, they wanted to emulate this bucolic experience and satisfy their deep connection to nature.

Image Courtesy © Shai Gil

  • Architects: DUBBELDAM Inc.
  • Project: Skygarden House
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Photography: Shai Gil
  • Project Team: Heather Dubbeldam, Jacob JeBailey, Suzanna MacDonald, Oliver Dang, Amber Baechler, Derek Chaves
  • Size: 2420 s.f.
  • Deck Area: 246 s.f.
  • Completion Date: 2015


58 Public Housing Torresolo in Vizcaya, Spain by IDOM

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

Article source: IDOM

The 58 subsidized dwellings developed by Sukia are located on the edge of a hillside in the municipality of Leioa, therefore having great visibility in the surroundings. The Masterplan defined a base that would occupy the garages level. This plinth would then support, as if it were a podium, four blocks which, also dictated by the council, would have the same materials as the façade. Two of these blocks make up the development we are dealing with.

Image Courtesy © Aitor Ortiz

  • Architects: IDOM
  • Project: 58 Public Housing Torresolo
  • Location: 11-13, Euzko Gudariak Av., Leioa, Vizcaya
  • Photography: Aitor Ortiz
  • Building Engineer: Iker Alkiaga
  • Lead Architects: Iñaki Garai Zabala, Inés López Taberna, Ricardo Moutinho
  • Site Supervision: Iñaki Garai Zabala, Inés López Taberna
  • Structures: INAK
  • MEP: Diego Zarranz Sarobe
  • Building Physics and Sustainability: Blas Bersistain
  • ICT Engineering: Mikel Fernández
  • Budget of Material Execution: 3.859.809 euros
  • Cost/m2: 472,4 euros/ m2
  • Area: 8.170,44 m2
  • Completion: 20 de Mayo de 2015


The Annex in Los Angeles, California by MARTIN FENLON ARCHITECTURE

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018


Once a crowded property with an aging bungalow and a commercial storefront, this live/work complex accommodates the architect’s growing family and practice. The expansion to the recently remodeled bungalow includes a new family room, exterior courtyard and deck, an attic conversion and stair hall. The storefront building, with its several bootleg additions, previously took up half of the site, exceeding the allowable floor area for the property and leaving little open space. In order to make space for the new yard and the 620 square feet of additions to the house, over 600 square feet of the storefront was demolished. To keep costs down, the architect did all of the construction with the help of a two-man crew over the course of almost 5 years.

Image Courtesy © John Linden

  • Project: The Annex
  • Location: Hermon, Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Photography: John Linden
  • Area: 620 s.f.
  • Project Year: 2015 – 2018



Tuesday, July 17th, 2018


To think about different spaces in which to do different activities in different moments of the day is a mechanical mental form inherited by modern industrial culture.

Architecture has to get past and to unhinge this rigid manner to conceive life spaces.

This is the main effort for the renovation of a flat, contained inside an early-seventies block of apartments, despite its small size!


  • Project: TLI House
  • Location: Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy
  • Software used: Autodesk
  • Costs: Between 1000 and 1500 €/square meter
  • Dimensions:
    • Living Room, kitchen and Dining Room: 42 square meters
    • Main Bedroom: 18 Square Meters
    • Secondary Bedroom (x2): 9 square meters
    • Multifunctional Corridors/Wardrobes: 4,5 square meters
    • Laundry: 4 Square Meters
    • Bathroom and Service: 7,5 square meters
    • Total Usable Surface: 94 square meters
  • Year of Completion: 2016


House Set On The Valley Floor in California by ATELIER JØRGENSEN

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018


Set within the vineyards and close to the center of town, the site for the house is a large plot of land dotted with full grown trees and vineyards.

The project consists of two houses connected with glass. Each house is protected from a busy road with two ‘L’ Shaped walls – one is stone and one is cedar. A number of pieces behind these walls are arranged together around courtyards and terraces. In turn giving rise to a sequence of individual gardens, each with their own individual ambience – gardens set among other limitless gardens. A system of slender spaces act like paths connecting the gardens, courtyards, and interior spaces, each embracing and respecting the landscape.

Image Courtesy © Joe Fletcher Photography

  • Project: House Set On The Valley Floor
  • Location: Oak Knoll District – Napa Valley, California, USA
  • Photography: Joe Fletcher Photography
  • Structural Engineering: DJ Engineers & Associates 
  • Custom Landscape & Masonry: Rivera Landscapes 
  • Custom Doors & Finish Carpentry: Diego Construction
  • Building Area: 5050 Square Feet
  • Year: 2014 Completion


Casa Lux in Tumkur, India by Studio WhiteScape

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

Article source: Studio WhiteScape

“Light ; An intangible element creates paradigm shift in the character of  space, catalyzing the essence of tranquility in ARCHITECTURE”

Designed for a young couple, reflecting the dynamics aroused between the extroverted and introverted nature of one’s self.

CASA LUX is conceived as a space of dramatic light located in one of the older part of Tumkur .The road is on the eastern side and it also forms the longer edge of the site. Surroundings consist of a coconut grove located on northern edge of the site. The dwelling unit is aimed to respond to the requirement of the client with formal and spatial solutions. The efforts are made to attain the spatial quality. The requirements dictated the spatial organization with formal spaces open into the landscape area and the informal spaces open into the courts. The accommodation is stacked in ground floor, first floor and partial portion of second floor, each floor is connected with courts and light wells. The sculptural stairs connect both the floors with library at intermediate level.

View North east, Image Courtesy © Studio WhiteScape

  • Architects: Studio WhiteScape
  • Project: Casa Lux
  • Location: Tumakuru, Karnataka, India
  • Client: Dr Chandrashekar and Mrs Priya chandrashekar
  • Design Team: Sameer, Neha Karmarkar, Akash Chougula
  • Structural Engineer: Er Sheshadri, Design Consortium
  • Project Area: 4450 sqft
  • Initiation of Project: 2014
  • Completion of Project: 2016


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